Saturday, 30 April 2011

Championship Photographs

Prizewinners- click to enlarge

Championship Matchplay Day 1

Championship Day 2

Friday, 29 April 2011

Rachael wins the Championship

In a good final on a colder day at Strathaven, Rachael Taylor was thrilled to win her first trophy in Scotland in her first Lanarkshire Championship. She birdied the 3rd, 7th and 12th.
She defeated Angela Devine, who was in her first LLCGA Championship Final, by 6&4.

Championship Update

Agnes McCall-click to enlarge

In the all Strathaven Bronze Championship Final Agnes McCall bt Aileen Woodland 3&2.

In the Championship semi-finals Rachael Taylor bt May Hughes 4&3 and will play Angela Devine, who bt Fiona Scott at the 19th, in the final.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Championship Quarter Finals Results

Rachael Taylor bt Emma Caddow 5&4

May Hughes bt Susan Wood 2&1

Fiona Scott bt Fiona Norris 3&2

Angela Devine bt Lesley Lloyd at 4th extra hole

Angela was 2 up after 16 but Lesley won the 17th and 18th to go back up the first, Angela winning after Lesley bogied the fourth.

The draw for tomorrow's semi finals is;

Rachael Taylor v May Hughes

Fiona Scott v Angela Devine

1st Round Championship results

The results of this morning's first round of the Championship and Bronze trophy played on another glorious day at Strathaven Golf Club were:
Rachael Taylor bt Susan McGrenaghan 5&4.
Emma Caddow bt Jenny Potter 4&3
May Hughes bt Janice Paterson 4&3
Susan Wood bt Alyson Hendry 1 hole
Fiona Norris bt Allison Bell 5&4
Fiona Scott bt Tracy McPherson 4&3
Angela Devine bt Lorna Laidlaw 5&4
Lesley Lloyd bt Liz Lees 4&2

Bronze Trophy
Agnes McCall bt Mary Turner 2&1
Aileen Woodland bt Heather Wyper 5&3

Advice for those playing in Sunday's Spoon at Crow Wood

Margaret Loughrey has sent this advice about the new roads and current roadworks around Crow Wood and the fact that people should leave themselves plenty of time if they are not familiar with the area.

People coming from Cumbernauld/Stirling direction via M80/A80 should come off at M73 slip road near Mollinsburn and follow the A80 signs (left just before the M73 and heavily coned!) which will bring them back onto A80 at Moodiesburn and in perfect position for accessing us. If they miss the M73/A80 sign they will end up on the new M80 bypass, in which case they need to continue beyond us to the Bishopbriggs slip road and then double back up the M80 to get to us. If this happens they will be coming in from Glasgow city centre on M80 as below.

Coming the other way on the M80 there is a brand new slip road signposted for Stepps/Muirhead just after Bishopbriggs slip. This brings you to the Crow Wood roundabout, where you go left and first left into our drive. The new slip road is easy to miss at the moment - if this happens you are stuck on M80 out to Westfield near Cumbernauld, which takes us back to the directions above lol.

Everyone coming via M73 to Gartcosh is unaffected, as are people coming M8 to Stepps.

All sounds very complicated, which it isn't really but can be very confusing if you don't know your way around this neck of the woods and we don't want ladies running about and down the M80 getting stressed, which has happened with plenty of our members never mind visitors these last few months!

Margaret is planning to be there early to make sure everything is set up for us and will be happy to have people call her if they are lost en route, her number is 07720 894302.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011


Pamela Pretswell's joint sixth place finish in the Helen Holm Scottish women's open stroke-play championship at Royal Troon on Sunday has boosted her RandA Women's World Amateur Ranking by 11 places to No 21.

Great weather at Strathaven for Championship Qualifier

The leading qualifier was Rachael Taylor, AM Reichswald, with 75, better inward half from Lesley Lloyd.
Fiona Scott, Bothwell Castle, had a hole in one at the 4th.
The leading qualifier in the Bronze Division was Agnes McCall, Strathaven, with a gross 96.
The handicap prize and Centenary Trophy was won by Lorna Laidlaw with a net 70.
Matchplay Draw and scores of qualifiers
Par73, SS 74, CSS 74
9.30am 1 Rachael Taylor 75
16 Susan McGrenaghan, Mount Ellen 85 BIH

9.37am 9 Emma Caddow, Strathaven, 81
8 Jenny Potter, Cathkin Braes 80

9.42am 5 Janice Paterson, Drumpellier, 79
12 May Hughes, Lanark, 82

9.49am 13 Alyson Hendry, Hamilton 83
4 Susan Wood, Drumpellier, 79

9.56am 3 Fiona Norris, Hamilton, 76
14 Allison Bell, Strathaven, 84

10.03am 11 Tracy McPherson, Langlands, 82
6 Fiona Scott, Bothwell Castle, 79

10.10am 7 Lorna Laidlaw, Drumpellier, 79
10 Angela Devine, Hamilton, 82

10.17am 15 Liz Lees, Hamilton, 84
2 Lesley Lloyd, Hayston, 75

Bronze Trophy Draw
10.23am 1 Agnes McCall, Strathaven, 96
2 Mary Turner, Cambuslang, 107

10.29am 3 Heather Wyper, Bothwell Castle, 106
2 Aileen Woodland, Strathaven, 97
To view all the scores please go to the How Did I Do website.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Munross Trophy looking for more Category 2 entries

The Munross trophy is a 36 hole competition held by Montrose Links. This year it's on Sunday 5th June. Although it's an order of merit event, the Links are also keen to attract more category 2 players and have altered the prize fund accordingly.
Prize details as follows:
5th June
Ladies Open 36 holes strokeplay over Montrose Medal

SLGA order of Merit points for Scratch scores
Maximum Handicap – 12

Scratch Prizes
1st £100
2nd £75
3rd £50
4th £25

Handicap Prizes
1st £80
2nd £60
3rd £40
4th £20

Monday, 25 April 2011

Draw for May Spoon

To view the draw for the spoon on Sunday 1st May at Crow Wood Golf Club please click on the link below.

Please arrive early in case of changes to times.

  • Draw for May Spoon
  • Sunday, 24 April 2011

    Helen Holm Competition Final Round

    In the Final round of the Helen Home Championship over Royal Troon today Pamela Pretswell had an exccellent 4 under par round of 71 for a 5 under par total of 220. This caused her to rise up the leaderboard from joint 20th to 6th.
    In a close finish Charlotte Ellis, Minchinhampton, won with a 12 under total of 213 from Leona Maguire on 214 having been 1 down playing the last.

    Helen Holm Round 2

    In round 2 over Troon Portland yesterday Pamela Pretswell scored 76 giving her a 1 under par total of 149. Rachael Taylor just missed the cut by one stroke after a second round of 80 gave her a total of 159 while Gillian Scanlan also missed the cut with a total of 162 after a second round 79.
    The leader is Leona Maguire on 141, -9.
    Today's final round is over Royal Troon.

    Saturday, 23 April 2011

    Helen Holm Championship

    In the first round of the Helen Holm Championship over Troon Portland Pamela Pretswell had a two under par round of 73 which included 5 birdies and is 4 strokes behind the leader, Leona McGuire of Ireland. Rachael Taylor had a very good otward half which included 2 birdies in the first three holes. She had 2 further birdies in her round of 79. Gillian Scanlan had 1 birdie in her round of 83.

    Thursday, 21 April 2011

    Use of Distance Measuring Devices

    Members are reminded that the use of Distance Measuring Devices are not permitted in LLCGA competitions.

    Competitors in the Championship next week are requested to arrive early in case of any changes to times.

    Helen Holm Championship

    The Helen Holm Open Stroke Play Championship takes place this weekend at Troon over the Portland Course on Friday and Saturday and the Old Course on Sunday. Three Lanarkshire girls, Pamela Pretswell , Rachael Taylor and Gillian Scanlan are taking part. We wish them well. Live scoring can be followed via the SLGA website.

    Monday, 18 April 2011

    Draw for Championship and Bronze Trophy Qualifying Round

    The draw for the Qualifying round for the Championship and Bronze Trophy at Strathaven Golf Club on 27th April can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
  • Draw for Qualifying round
  • Friday, 15 April 2011

    Ellie has lowest net score in SLGA under 16s Championship

    Bronte Law (Bramhall) won the SLGA Under 16's Stroke Play Championship at the third extra hole after both she and Chloe Williams (Wrexham) tied on a two under par aggregate of 142.

    Ellie Bryce( Strathaven) playing off 27, had the lowest net total of 128 (64,64) for the 36 holes.She also had the lowest net second round score in the under 14 age group.

    The other Lanarkshire girls all bettered their yesterday's score.

    Eva O'Connor 83(11) 72; Kirsten Brown 89 (19) 70; Abbi Kidd 96(27) 69. Well done girls.

    England 1 - won the international team trophy with a total of 285 - nine strokes ahead of runners-up Wales ). Scotland 1 (Lesley Atkins, Rebecca McGeehan and Clara Young) finished third on 297 with Scotland 2 (Kimberley Beveridge, Tara MacTaggart and Lauren Whyte) fourth.

    Thursday, 14 April 2011

    SLGA under 16s

    In the first round of the Scottish Open under 16 Championship at Strathmore Golf Club today Ellie Bryce (Strathaven) had the best nett score of the day with a 64 off a handicap of 27. Well done Elie. Other Lanarkshire players also scored well.

    The leading scratch score was a 70 by Chloe Williams (Wrexham GC ). Bronte Law (Bramhall) is two shots off the lead after a level par 72 with Heather Munro (Monifieth), Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer), Kyra Horlock (Broadstone) and Nia Greville (Ashburnham) two shots further back after 74's. It's all to play for in the team event with Wales and England 1 both on 146, Scotland 1 on 150 and Scotland 2 on 151. The second and final round will take place tomorrow.

    Lanarkshire Scores

    SS 73 CSS 72

    Eva O'Connor 85(11) 74

    Ellie Bryce 91(27) 64

    Kirsten Brown 96(19) 77

    Abbi Kidd 99(27) 72

    For a full list of scores go to the SLGA website where live scoring can also be followed tomorrow.

    Monday, 11 April 2011

    Winter Foursomes winners

    Gail Campbell and Moray Meechan -click to enlarge
    Irene Morton and Lynne Williamson-click to enlarge

    Congratulations to Gail Campbell and Moray Meechan, East Kilbride, winners of the Winter Foursomes Final which was played at Drumpellier Golf Club today.

    In a good game Moray and Gail defeated Irene Morton and Lynne Williamson, Kirkhill ,3 and 1.

    Scottish Championship- closing date reminder

    The closing date for the Scottish Championship at Machrihanish Golf Club from 17th to 21st May is 12 noon on 18th April. More information including an application form can be obtained from the SLGA website using the link below

  • Scottish Championship
  • Lanarkshire v Midlothian

    We played our annual pre-season friendly at Hayston Golf Club in glorious sunshine today. Unfortunately the Senior Team lost 2.5 - 1.5. The Juniors shared the honours with one match each. Well done Midlothian!


    Pamela Pretswell & Gillian Scanlan bt Claire Hargan & Rachael Watton 4/3

    Emma Caddow & Susan Wood lost to Karen Marshall & Wendy Nicholson 2/1

    Angela Devine & May Hughes lost to Louise Fraser & Kate McIntosh 2/1

    Lesley Lloyd & Jenny Potter halved with Fiona de Vries & Hilary Laughland

    Heather Neilson & Alison Reid lost to Heather Laing & Eilidh Crawford 1 down

    Emily Glencorse & Abbi Kidd beat Emma Morrison and Julie Smith 1up

    Photographs by Margaret Reid

    Wednesday, 6 April 2011

    Closing date reminders

    Strathaven Golf Club-click to enlarge
    The closing date for entries to Championship and Bronze Trophy at Strathaven Golf Club on 27 to 29 April is 17th April. Entries to myself.

    Closing date for entries to May Spoon at Crow Wood on 1st May is 24th May. Entries to Roxy Brown.

    Closing date for entries to Inter County Finals Qualifying Round at Mount Ellen on 11th May is 30th April. Entries to myself.

    Closing date for entries to West of Scotland Championship at Lanark Golf Club on 8th May is 1st May. The entry form can be downloaded from the link below.

  • Entry Form for West of Scotland Championship